Friday Food: Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes & Recipe Linky

One of the things best things about fall, in my opinion anyhow, is the plethora of pumpkin goodies available. Who doesn’t count down the days until a certain coffee shop produces their pumpkin spiced coffee again? Pumpkin breads, cakes, and muffins abound, and the flavor seems just perfect for fall.

I couldn’t wait any longer, so had to make a batch of these pumpkin spice cupcakes a few weeks ago. They are a favorite of both my kids, easy to make since they start with a basic mix, and taste wonderful with cream cheese icing. We tried something different this past time, using whipped cream as a topper, instead of the cream cheese icing. Just make sure not to pre-ice with whipped cream, add it just before serving.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
1 box yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup water
1 can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
2 tsp cinnamon (maybe a little more if you like the flavor)
1/2 cup sugar

1.Mix together the dry ingredients.

2. Using a hand mixer, beat in the oil, water & eggs.

3. Add pumpkin puree and beat until smooth.

4. Spoon into a greased muffin tin or muffin papers, about 2/3 full.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes, until set.

6. Cool, ice with preferred topping and enjoy!

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